The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District was created in response to community concerns about water quality, flooding, and loss of aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay Watershed. BBWARM’s stormwater program focuses on protecting water quality and reducing stormwater impacts. Explore our website to learn more about what BBWARM is doing and how you can get involved.


Advisory Committee Meeting:

The next meeting of the BBWARM Advisory Committee will be held on October 12th from 6-8pm at the BP Heron Center. The general public is invited to join us, and a public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting.


*Click here for a full list of past events.

Join us for the 10th Annual

“Run with the Chums”!

Did you know that 100,000 chum salmon eggs are incubated yearly in Terrell Creek? Salmon are an indicator species, so healthy salmon equals healthy water and healthy people. Join us at the 10th Annual Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run on September 10th to celebrate our healthy water, people, and habitat! It is free and all ages are welcome!

Register on the Whatcom Conservation District website.

Landowner Spotlight: Elie Friedlob

Elie Friedlob has been a champion for Birch Bay and the Terrell Creek watershed since moving to the area in 2002. Community partnerships have been the backbone of her work. She is quoted as saying, "It's essential in any environmental activism or initiative to have as deep of community roots as you can get, and you have to keep working at it.” One of the initiatives that Friedlob helped to develop is the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM). Without her community focus and drive, this organization would not exist to help the Birch Bay community protect water quality and reduce stormwater impacts.

Read more about Elie Friedlob and her journey in Birch Bay through the beautiful article originally published by Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.